How to Make a DIY Framed Valentine’s Gift Using a Map!
Can you believe it’s only a month Valentine’s Day? I’m not a huge fan to be honest, but any excuse to open a nice bottle of wine and cook something yummy. We literally never go out and we don’t go mad with presents. I usually get the hubby some champagne and Haribo. Original ey.
If you do want to do something a bit different this year to impress your other half then let me share with you probably the easiest DIY, homemade gift EVER!
It takes five minutes to make.
And all you need is a map and a frame!
How to Make Your DIY Framed Map
First up have a think about what you want to frame. For more budget frame ideas, look here.
Some Place Ideas to Map
- Where you met
- First date location
- Where he or she proposed
- Where you got married
- Your honeymoon destination
- A place that is special to you both
I made this one and included maps of where we met, where we got married and where we live. Excuse the frame – it is a mirrored frame so reflecting bits of me and the window!
If you wanted to pick three locations then a frame like this works well. Just to note, these Amazon links are affiliate links.
A single heart shaped frame would look nice for a single location:
Or something simple like this – I LOVE this style:
Once you know what you want to frame, this determines whether you need a frame with multiple spaces to put maps, or just one.
Get your Map
Next step get a map book. Now this could be an old atlas, an A to Z or an old road map. Really, who uses these anymore other than my Dad?
I used a road map like this:
Find the places you want to include and cut them out. If you want to be contemporary and all I guess you could print out a Google map. I personally think the road maps work really well.
For my framed maps, that is all I did. I framed where we met – Southampton. I framed where we got married, Chard. And I framed where we now live – Weston.
If you want to, you could add little heart stickers to your locations.